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About Us

Training in Care is a Skills for Care endorsed ‘Centre of Excellence’, providing bespoke training across the North East. Our vocational care courses offer numerous opportunities within the care sector to those who are either wishing to change their career, are school/higher education leavers, as well as those who are struggling to find work or who have found themselves in long term unemployment.

With over 20 years in business, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our training packages.

During over 20 years in business Training in Care Ltd has developed from a sole trader, designing and delivering continuous professional development courses; to a training company designing and delivering both accredited and bespoke professional development courses from orientation to degree level in the UK.

The company has won numerous awards for the design of workforce development solutions in the field of child and adult care and as of 2019, is now the first provider in the North East to become a Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’.

The Trainers at Training in Care have a wealth of experience in the Care sector. A range of consultancy is offered, including working alongside regional partnerships; providing input to strategy on both a national and regional level with relevant bodies, and working with Colleges of Further Education.

​​Training in Care’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Angela Brown, speaking at the launch of the Register of Playwork Professionals in London.

– In 2007 Training in Care invested its profits for the benefit of its students and created a social enterprise offering employment.

– To date we can evidence in excess of 200+ jobs created through this vocational training into employment model.

– In 2013 our CEO achieved her doctorate on her research into training linked to employability and skills through a model she describes as an employer incubator. Dr Brown partnered 5 European countries for a bid to replicate this South Tyneside model across Europe, and is; a Trustee Board Member of a Sector Skills Council, Chair of England Playwork Education Training Council and England’s representative for employers in the UK.

– In 2019 the company became the North East’s first Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence.

Meet The Team

Dr Angela Brown Managing Director


Sarah Jolley Learning Support Tutor
Lynne Sparkes Learning Support Tutor
Natalie New Learning Support Tutor
Dawn Graham Learning Support Tutor

Executive Staff

Michael Phillip Brown LL.B (Hons) Business Executive
Sheldon Bainbridge Business Executive
Fay Brown Business Executive
Alissa Davie Business Executive


“It is a testament to Angela Brown’s vision, passion and energy that Training in Childcare has achieved such respect and credibility in the world of childcare training. From the inception of the business she has been driven in her quest for the highest quality of training, setting the very best possible standards. Her enthusiasm for childcare is infectious and her team are highly motivated and committed with a clear set of values. I am delighted to nominate Training in Childcare for the National Training Awards as an exemplar in their field.”

07/01/2014 - Carole White, Business Support Manager